June 2023 E-Update

Click here to view entire E-Update as a PDF RECENT DEVELOPMENTS Generative AI in the Workplace – What Employers Need to Know ChatGPT and other generative artificial intelligence tools are having a significant impact in the workplace – whether on administrative functions (like resume screening, applicant selection, employee evaluations, etc.) […]

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TOP TIP: Recreational Marijuana in Maryland

As most Marylanders probably know, on July 1, 2023 recreational marijuana use will become legal in Maryland. We have some tips for employers in navigating this new territory. Under the new Maryland law (2022 MD H.B. 1), individuals 21 or older are permitted to use marijuana while off duty so […]

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CMS Withdraws COVID Vaccine Requirement

Following the end of the COVID-19 national and public health emergencies earlier this year (as discussed in our April 2023 E-Update), the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has now withdrawn its regulation requiring Medicaid and Medicare-certified healthcare providers to mandate COVID-19 vaccination for all applicable staff. Although the withdrawal […]

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What to Do With a Fired Employee’s Things?

Throwing them out is not the correct answer, according to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. In Robinson v. Priority Automotive Huntersville, Inc., two employees resigned from their jobs and sued their employer. In addition to claiming a racially hostile work environment (which was dismissed by the […]

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Employers Must Protect Employees from Third-Party Harassment

A recent case reminds employers that they must take reasonable steps to protect employees from third-party harassment, including from patients with mental illness. In Davis v. Elwyn of Pennsylvania and Delaware, the employee worked with patients with severe mental, developmental, behavioral or physical disabilities. A patient with severe behavioral disorders […]

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